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Only a week after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board temporarily mucked up the Apple-related company deal to build a huge plant in east Mesa, the board majority struck again, again reflecting the highly partisan Tea Party nature of what’s supposed to be a non-partisan position.
Arizona's economy won't recover until more people move here, but more people won't move here until the unemployment rate drops.
In the past, exceeding on the AIMS testing meant that Arizona high school students could qualify for free tuition at one of the three Arizona universities. Now that the scholarship has been slashed by about three-fourths the original amount, some East Valley high schools are supplying students with their own incentives to encourage high test scores.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
I am a college senior at the top of my class preparing to start a career in Elementary & Special Education and am extremely disappointed in Gilbert’s disinterest in improving the quality of its school system. Teacher pay in the Gilbert Public Schools has been frozen for years and stripping funding from them at this juncture will only ensure that this trend continues!
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — David Hall was afraid of his own son. They were getting into violent, physical fights requiring police intervention. Fearing the teen would end up in juvenile detention, Hall had his son hauled away in handcuffs and shackles to a southern New Mexico ranch for troubled youths.
What are some of the fears businesses have concerning insurance coverage for their employees?
“The cupboard is bare”, said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently in reference to the federal budget crisis. “There’s [sic] no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that.”
The City of Gilbert has an override vote for public education coming up in November. It is quite disturbing that radicals again are putting up signs saying “Destroy Public Education”. Gilbert used to have a very good reputation that citizens of Gilbert were quite proud of. As a 25-year resident I am very disturbed that these radicals that are now in public offices are going to ruin the once outstanding reputation that Gilbert once had.
In an effort to educate the community on the potential health benefits and legality of medical marijuana, Salubrious Wellness Clinic will host an educational fair Saturday in Tempe.
After years of promises that test-driven accountability would yield miracles, scandals with school ratings are popping up all over the country.
Arizona students who rely on federal student loans to go to college can breathe easy – at least for now.
In 2010, Arizona joined 46 states in raising the bar for academic requirements by adopting Arizona Common Core Standards.
When students and parents think of homework, it sometimes conjures up evenings of procrastinating, stress and an overall negative experience.
Have you ever sat in the international terminal at the airport and just listened to the mix of voices around you, all of them speaking in a language you don’t understand?
Paul Ryan, U. S. Representative, Chairman of the House Budget Committee and former vice-presidential candidate, recently declared that the federal war on poverty “has failed miserably.” No one argues. During the fifty years since President Lyndon Johnson first promised to end poverty, the United States has wasted $15 trillion; 46 million Americans live in poverty and 15 million more receive food stamps than before the 2007 recession started.
Social Security Disability Insurance is turning into a monster. It has experienced exponential growth, much like other big government entitlement programs. As a consequence, it threatens to run out of money by 2016. Worse, it weakens our economy and has become yet another dark cloud over our financial future.
The cost per Arizona student for the new test to measure progress under Common Core is nearly 50 percent more than the AIMS test.
Last year, Maryvale Prep opened its doors in the Maryvale neighborhood of West Phoenix. This charter school, a part of the Great Hearts Academies network, serves primarily low-income Hispanic students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
With a solemnity reserved for momentous occasions, the Senate passed historic legislation Thursday offering the priceless hope of citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in America's shadows. The bill also promises a military-style effort to secure the long-porous border with Mexico.
In the 2002 Holiday Bowl, Andrew Walter — a three-year team captain as a record-setting quarterback at Arizona State University — suffered the kind of injury that would have knocked most players out of the game.
The American Left loudly proclaims it’s compassion for the poor. Any community organizer worth his salt knows that the role of government is to take from “the rich” (who don’t need it anyway, as President Obama insists) and give to the poor.
Not waiting for formal gubernatorial approval, foes of her Medicaid expansion already are moving to undo at the ballot box and in court what they could not block at the Legislature.
In Spanish and English, the Senate pushed contentious immigration legislation over early procedural hurdles with deceptive ease on Tuesday as President Barack Obama insisted the “moment is now” to give 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally a chance at citizenship.
The government can’t be trusted with our health